Cosmetic Dermatology Services and Treatments
Belotero Balance® is a hyaluronic acid injectable filler designed to intergrate into facial skin. Belotero is a soft and cohesive gel, that once injected, instantly fills the skin to help smooth moderate–to-severe etched-in lines and wrinkles. This product is versatile enough to handle moderate smile lines around the mouth; it is an ideal option for treating delicate areas such as etched-in and vertical lip lines (thin lines that appear above and around the lips). Individual results may vary, but Belotero Balance may last about 6 months or more . Some factors that affect how long it lasts are the amount of product used and the area it is injected into.
Botox® is used for the treatment of wrinkles caused by facial expressions. Muscle facial expressions can cause frown lines, horizontal forehead lines and crow’s feet. Botox cosmetic treatment is for mild to severe wrinkles. frownLines Botox is injected into the muscles that contribute to the wrinkles and works by blocking the nerve impulses to the injected muscles. This reduces muscle activity and leads to a reduction of the wrinkles. Treatment can last from 2 to 6 months depending on the location and how often the expressions are being made. Pricing is based per number of units needed for an individual person.
Dermaplaning is an exfoliative technique that superficially “shaves” the surface of skin. This safe and effective method exfoliates the surface of skin and removes fine hairs that tend to trap dirt and oil.
Dysport is FDA approved (abobotulinumtoxinA) for treatment of moderate to severe facial lines and wrinkles. Dysport is injected into muscles to temporarily block nerve impulses to the injected muscles. This reduces muscle activity and leads to a reduction of the wrinkles caused by muscle contraction. Majority of patients see improvement in just 2-3 days after treatment and may last up to four months.
An extraction treatment is the process of clearing a clogged or compacted pore by manual or mechanical means. Comedones (blackheads) are the most common reason for extraction. Pustules and pimples can also be extracted, depending on their size and depth. This often requires the use of a lancet to gently lift and remove the very top layer of the pustule to allow the contents to be easily extracted.
Hydrafacial Signature Treatment
The HydraFacialT treatment is the newest advance in non-laser skin resurfacing. HydraFacial is the only hydradermabrasion procedure that combines cleansing, exfoliation, extraction, hydration and antioxidant protection simultaneously, resulting in clearer, more beautiful skin with no discomfort or downtime. The treatment is soothing, moisturizing, non-invasive and non-irritating.
The HydraFacialT treatment improves the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, congested and enlarged pores, oily or acne-prone skin, hyperpigmentation and brown spots.
Micro Needling – Eclipse MicroPen® Elite
Microneedling helps with the reduction in the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, improved skin tone and texture and softer, younger-looking skin with fewer signs of aging. Microneedling can help improve the appearance of hyper-pigmentation as well as uneven skin tone and acne scars.
Automated micro-needling (also known as collagen induction therapy or CIT) is a new innovation in aesthetic medicine that can help treat the appearance of fine lines, acne scars, stretch marks and the skin’s overall appearance. During this procedure, the Eclipse MicroPen® is used to create controlled micro-injuries to the skin in order to produce collagen and elastin. Automated micro-needling also creates superficial micro-channels which can be used with topical gels, creams and serums to help improve the appearance of the skin.
Eclipse MicroPen® can be used on all parts of the body; face, neck, decollete, arms, hands, legs, abdomen and back. Some patients only require a single treatment, once per year to achieve optimal results. However, it is recommended for most patients to receive a series of 2-3 treatments spaced about 6-8 weeks apart. For patients with deep wrinkles, advanced photo-aging, stretch marks or acne scars, your skin care provider may recommend 6-8 sessions at 6 week intervals.
Radiesse® is a non-surgical calcium based dermal filler used to replenish volume loss and stimulate the production of your own natural collagen. Radiesse® is used for the upper cheek area, parenthesis (smile) lines, and jowls and is now FDA approved for the backs of the hands. Individual results may vary and can last a year or more in many patients. Radiesse® is a viable option to help provide a long- lasting natural look while immediately smoothing wrinkles.
The Restylane family of products includes Restylane®, Restylane-L®, Restylane® Silk, Perlane®, and Perlane-L®. Restylane, Restylane-L, Perlane, and Perlane-L can be used to add volume and fullness to the skin to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as the lines from your nose to the corners of your mouth (nasolabial folds). Restylane, Restylane-L and Restylane Silk may also be used for lip enhancement in patients over 21 years. Restylane Silk can be used to treat lip lines in patients over 21 years.
Sculptra Aesthetic® is non-surgical dermal filler made of poly-L-lactic acid. It works to correct shallow to deep facial wrinkles and folds, as it replaces lost collagen, which can help provide a refined, more youthful looking appearance. Sculptra Aesthetic works to replace lost collagen in a series of treatments administered by a Sculptra Aesthetic trained provider. On average, three injection sessions are needed over a period of a few months. The number of injection sessions and the number of injections per session vary from person to person.
Skinceuticals Advanced Corrective Peel
Skinceuticals MicroPeel 30
MicroPeel 30 is designed to refine skin texture damaged by environmental factors and skin conditions such as acne. MicroPeel will help to improve skin texture and radiance, firmer skin, diminish fine lines and wrinkles, lighten dark spots and even-out skin tone, reduce acne blemishes and help prevent future breakouts, and revitalize sensitive skin while decongesting pores.
Skinceuticals Pigment Balancing Peel
Targets hyperpigmentation to dramatically improve photodamaged, mottled skin. This peel combines brightening and anti-inflammatory agents with a peeling acid solution to accelerate cell renewal and diminish uneven skin tone.
Xeomin® is used for the treatment of moderate to severe facial wrinkles caused by the movement of facial expressions. Xeomin is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles to temporarily block the release of chemicals that cause the muscle to contract; this reduces muscle activity and leads to a reduction of wrinkles that are caused by muscle contraction. Effects of Xeomin can last from 2 to 6 months depending on the location of treatment. Pricing is based per number of units needed for an individual person.
ZO 3 Step Peel
The ZO 3-Step Peel is a dual-action peel that is designed to stimulate and renew skin. With the use of a blend of exfoliants, retinol and multi-action agents to improve skin health, significantly, and treat many of the signs of aging. Essentially, it supports the improvement of skin barrier protection as well as increasing the skin’s ability to renew itself. This skin peel is mildly aggressive.
ZO Stimulator Peel
The Perfect “Lunchtime” peel with no downtime. This revolutionary beta/alpha acid peel stimulates cellular turnover, reducing fine lines and wrinkles and improving overall skin tone, texture and clarity without downtime!
The ZO Stimulator Peel uses a combination of three exfoliating ingredients-salicylic, lactic and citric acid to slough away dead skin cells and any
superficial blemishes to reveal fresh, clearer skin underneath. It also stimulates cell turnover for continued improvement to the skin.
Juvederm Ultra XC® and Juvederm Ultra Plus XC are non-surgical injectable fillers containing a naturally hydrating substance called hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is found in young, healthy skin. As you age, sunlight and other factors can reduce the amount of hyaluronic acid in your skin; lack of hyaluronic acid causes skin to loose structure and volume, creating unwanted facial wrinkles and folds. Juvederm Ultra and Ultra Plus are used to treat smile lines, corners of the lips, marionette lines and vertical lip lines. Results may last for up to one year with optimal treatment. Pricing is per syringe.
Juvederm Voluma XC is the firstFDA-approved injectable gel to instantly add volume to your cheek area to correct age-related volume loss in adults over the age of 21. It can provide you contour and a subtle lift for up to two years with optimal treatment. As you age, it’s not just about lines and wrinkles. Your cheeks can lose volume and skin may begin to sag.
Sclerotherapy effectively treats spider veins of the thighs and legs. It’s often considered the treatment of choice for small varicose veins. Sclerotherapy involves injecting a solution directly into the veins. The sclerotherapy solution causes the vein to scar and collapse, forcing blood to reroute through healthier veins. The collapsed vein is reabsorbed into local tissue and eventually fades. After sclerotherapy, treated veins tend to fade within a few weeks, although occasionally it may take up to a month to see the full results. In some instances, several sclerotherapy treatments may be needed.